22338VIC VCAL Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship - Carpentry

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Course description

This course is delivered as VET in VCAL at GTEC for students who wish to enter the construction industry, or get a taste for the carpentry trade before undertaking an apprenticeship. You will learn hands-on fundamental skills that you'll need in the building and construction industry, along with specific training for carpentry. When finished, you'll increase your potential to secure an apprenticeship

Through completion of this VETDSS course applicants gain credit toward their Intermediate or Senior VCAL at GTEC.

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

PT - 1 day per week as part of VCAL | Wednesday VETDSS day | 9.00am to 3.00pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Carpenter
  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinet Maker

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications & attendance

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss late applications and upcoming intakes.


Offers are made to successful applicants as soon as possible, once all application requirements are satisfied. See more information on attendance definitions and offer dates.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking the course
  • Demonstrated interest in building trades
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Click here for more information.

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking the course
  • Demonstrated interest in building trades

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • VCAL interview
  • Literacy and numeracy assessment test
  • Resume, previous school results, and a commitment to undertake vocational training

Core Code Hours
Apply basic levelling procedures CPCCCM2006 8
Apply OHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCOHS2001A 20
Carry Out Measurements And Calculations CPCCCM1015A 20
Conduct Workplace Communication CPCCCM1014A 20
Erect and safely use working platforms VU22016 24
Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings VU22015 25
Prepare for work in the building and construction industry VU22014 16
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001 6
Provide basic emergency life support HLTAID002 12
Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry CPCCCM1012A 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Carry out basic demolition for timber structures VU22030 20
Construct a basic roof frame VU22026 40
Construct basic formwork for concreting VU22031 40
Construct basic sub-floor VU22024 48
Construct basic wall frames VU22025 48
Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment VU22022 100
Install basic external cladding VU22027 24
Install basic window and door frames VU22028 24
Install interior fixings VU22029 40
Perform basic setting out VU22023 24


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.49 per hour 579 AUD $284.00 AUD $7,888.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.43 per hour 579 AUD $1,407.00 AUD $7,888.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $16.18 per hour 579 AUD $9,368.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $510.00 once
Education Levy AUD $86.85


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Charges pages.

Fee help and student loans

Payment plans may be available for students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The maximum loan cap is $

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Find out more information about pathways here, or contact Customer Service.

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Date published: 14/05/2021 10:05:09 PM

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